By: Carolyn Egan
Photo of Florida Skies by Debra Constantino
The study of long range weather forecasting begins with analyzing historical storms and disasters. Each event displays classic indications in various combinations. Over time, a database of information will be available that will aid the astrometeorologist in the quest to predict future storms.
Carolyn Egan has studied a series of classic hurricanes and weather events including tornados and floods. Using the techniques of C.C. Zain and G. M. McCormack and her own discoveries from 15 years of weather forecasting, her narratives have become a valuable aid for students of the weather course. Many of the articles are available here.
The analysis of each storm is thorough, complete with charts and graphs, the astrometeorologist's tools. Carolyn adds additional information and methods to the study such as declination and perigee influences.
More information about authors Zain and McCormack can be found on the reading list.
Rev. June 2007